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PWS Public Safety Update


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is continuing to assess the fire situation and extract bushwalkers from fire-affected remote reserves and parks across the state.More

PWS Public Safety Alert


There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Gell River Fire update 14 January 2019 4.00 pm


A fire is burning within the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, to the north of the Denison Range and through the Vale of Rasselas.More


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service community events and activities are held throughout the year in different locations.

Other events are also held in parks and reserves organised by community groups, commercial tourism operators and other organisations.

Please check the Calendar of Events listing below to find out what is happening around the State.

Discovery Ranger Program

27 December 2018 - 30 January 2019

Tasmania’s award-winning Discovery Rangers will be out in force, hosting Discovery Days in towns across the State and a range of activities in national parks and reserves from 27 December to 30 January.

Guided walks, evening talks, games for children and activities highlighting Tasmania’s unique landscape and native animals are free of charge and open to the entire community.

This year, the program will feature an expanded Aboriginal Discovery Ranger program, presenting Tasmania’s rich Aboriginal heritage through a range of interactive activities.

Mandarin-speaking rangers will be available to assist Chinese visitors at Freycinet, Mount Field, Maria Island and Cradle Mountain national parks.

The Discovery Ranger Program has proudly partnered with a number of organisations including NRM North, Kingborough, Tasman and Break O’ Day councils and tourism operators such as the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and Saffire.

Please go to www.parks.tas.gov.au - Learning & Discovery for specific location and program details.


World Wetlands Day 2019

2 February 2019

Tamar Island Wetlands CentreTamar Island Wetlands
Explore the Tamar Island Wetlands and learn about wetlands and climate change. 

FREE activities including: guided walks, information and animal displays, Aboriginal cultural art workshops, kids’ art and craft activities and BBQ on Tamar Island.

9.30am to 2.00pm | Tamar Island Wetlands Centre | 6327 3964


Wildcare’s 20 Year Celebration

Freycinet National Park from Friday 1 - Sunday 3 March 

Join Wildcare’s 20 year anniversary event with magnificent people in a magnificent place! Volunteer, play, swim, laugh, eat, learn, dance, be inspired, be happy, be together.


Due to limited accommodation, and the nature of these activities, there is limited capacity for this event so get in quick! Bookings via Eventbrite is the only way to attend - you can book for one or more of the following key event activities: music, volunteering, forum, dinner and Wild Race through the link in the flyer below.

See full details here.